Reviews

THE Tom Hall is a house-favorite at the Stone Spiral Coffeehouse with employers and customers alike.He is a master guitar-picker with an honest unaffected voice and he knows how to spin a good yarn.This,with his professionalism and kind demeanor.compels us to schedule him as often as possible.” — Bill Newman, Owner, Stone Spiral Coffeehouse

On Valentines Day, 2016, THE Tom Hall drew a capacity crowd to The Shoe Tree Listening Room, a house concert venue, (Dave and Sandi Baker’s home) in Springfield, Missouri. Tom impressed said crowd with his impeccably intricate finger picking, as he worked his way through an eclectic repertoire of blues, (Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, et. al.) jazz, (Dave Brubecks “Take Five”) and world music played on his beautiful National Steel Resophonic guitar. Two hours and two encore’s later, everyone had fallen in love with Tom’s humble, laid back attitude, and masterful virtuosity. We look forward to his return. In fact, he is already booked for Sunday, February 12, 2017!  Thanks again to THE Tom Hall!” — David Baker

“The sounds his guitar makes are magnetic, earthy in their rhythmic thump, impossibly sensible in the unpredictable, private constellations he draws between the sparkle of notes. He sounds like Mississippi John Hurt filtered through Ireland back through Robert Johnson’s Delta back through St. Louis ragtime. He no longer copies anyone but follows his own eccentricities.” — Roy Kasten, Riverfront Times

“Not unlike early Ry Cooder, Leo Kottke or David Lindley, at his best Hall mixes and matches bits of the roots-music vernacular to create something fresh from the familiar… Hall’s guitar playing is first-rate, featuring an encyclopedic grasp of the blues vocabulary and clean, rhythmically precise picking that touches a variety of stylistic bases while retaining plenty of soul.” — Dean C. Minderman, Riverfront Times